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Ron Paul On Murdered Navy Seal: He Pretty Much Deserved It: Can Any Of You Ron Paul Supporters Justify His Comments?

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    Ron Paul On Murdered Navy Seal: He Pretty Much Deserved It


Former Rep. Ron Paul apparently isn't quite ready to leave the spotlight. Today on his Twitter feed, the failed presidential candidate decided to opine on the recent murder of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who was helping a fellow soldier recover from PTSD at the time he was killed.

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Kyle was known as the "deadliest" sniper and holds the record for the most sniper kills of terrorists in U.S. history. Kyle was a hero and a family man who dedicated his post-military life to helping soldiersrecovering from war. I spoke to him on the phone a year ago when his best selling book "American Sniper" came out and he was nothing but a gentleman.

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  • rdmatheny 2013/02/05 01:52:01
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    rdmatheny
    +14
    Screen jumped on me when I voted but let me respond.

    Would you give a arsonist a gas can and a set of matches?

    Would you give a serial rapist a knife and rope?

    Would you take someone suffering from mental disorder to a shooting range with live ammo?

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  • eyeballz 2013/02/10 00:38:02
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    eyeballz
    Thats not what he said at all !
  • Dan ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮ 2013/02/07 15:54:42 (edited)
    Of Course, I Can.
    Dan ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    +1
    Why is it that the neocons scream bloody murder every time Paul quotes the Bible? First the golden rule and now this.

    Anyway, everyone is freaking out over nothing. He just makes two points. one of common sense and his experience as a doctor (dont bring someone with ptsd to a firing range, and one of Christian teachings. In short it is fate to die as you lived. Kyle lived and died by the gun. Our fate is likely similar if we continue down this path. But again its fate whether you deserve it or not.

    Its more a warning to us all that we've abandoned not only our liberties for the illusion of security, but we also abandoned the teachings of Jesus and the Bible as well.
  • andy15554 2013/02/06 18:00:03
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    andy15554
    Half the reason I don't like Ron Paul is his obnoxious rude zombie followers, the other half is his wacky foreign policies. This statement shows he's more of a nut than I thought.
  • Danielle 2013/02/06 17:47:54
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    Danielle
    Sounds like he mispoke and it came out insensitive sounding. I think top comment makes a lot of sense but by no means did Chris Kyle deserve it! Not in the least!
  • I Piss Off Liberals 2013/02/06 02:15:47
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    I Piss Off Liberals
    Obviously, Chris Kyle was a very nice guy to want to help fellow military members with PTSD. I don't know how you could say something like that about someone who gave so much.
  • Shifting Piece 2013/02/05 23:56:45
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    Shifting Piece
    That's horrible.
  • judge 2013/02/05 21:54:51
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    judge
    +2
    He was fighting in undeclared wars for an unconstitutional president killing people who had nothing to do with 9-11.
  • Drummerboy judge 2013/02/06 01:05:42
  • judge Drummerboy 2013/02/11 21:40:28
    judge
    His superiors were also fighting in undeclared wars for an unconstitutional president killing people who had nothing to do with 9-11.
    He was the agressor in their country, not them in our country.
  • Drummerboy judge 2013/02/11 21:48:11
  • judge Drummerboy 2013/02/11 21:51:17 (edited)
    judge
    I believe his oath is to protect us from all enemies foreign and domestic. Domestic would be unconstitutional commander in chief and a willingness to fight in unconstitutional wars. In order to be a constitutional leader of the military, you must be natural born. Obama does not qualify, so any thinking marine would realize.
    You can't stand the truth.
  • Drummerboy judge 2013/02/11 21:54:08
  • Seonag 2013/02/05 20:33:43
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    Seonag
    +1
    I didn't support Ron Paul --- and sure am glad I didn't after that tweet!
  • Dickens 2013/02/05 18:53:00
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    Dickens
    ..it says the victim killed "terrorists"...if the kills were made here in America, the dead are terrorists; if these kills are in Afghanistan, the dead are freedom fighters, fighting the invader of their homeland and killer of their citizens, all for no reason...
  • Drummerboy Dickens 2013/02/06 01:07:01
  • Katfish 2013/02/05 18:44:27 (edited)
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    +2
    The Lansa boy's mother recognised that he had mental issues and she encouraged him into guns to supposedly "boost his confidence"
    It was also a bad choice on her part.
  • Katfish Katfish 2013/02/05 18:48:01
    Katfish
    +2
    What do you call that translation method?
    English to propaghandist?
  • ed 2013/02/05 17:20:47
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    ed
    +2
    "Timothy Treadwell was attacked and killed by a bear while in the wild in Alaska. Bears will be bears." - Ed.

    Media report: Ed says murderous bears are rampaging Alaska and eating human children and to never go camping.

    Really? Where did anything like 'He Pretty Much Deserved It' come from?
  • Tinka123 2013/02/05 15:21:54 (edited)
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    Tinka123
    +6
    Um, that isn't a Ron Paul quote - that's a Jesus quote. Nowhere did he say the man deserved to die. He is also a doctor, a doctor opining on the "treatment" of an individual with a clinical illness / *disorder.

    It's a sad tragedy, but a somewhat predictable one.
  • Tastentier 2013/02/05 14:59:02
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    Tastentier
    +3
    Mr. "we should have left Hitler alone" said something outrageous? Say it ain't so.
  • 9th of 9 2013/02/05 12:34:21
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    9th of 9
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    FORT WORTH, Texas —
    The Iraq War veteran charged with killing a former Navy SEAL sniper and his friend on a Texas shooting range had been taken to a mental hospital twice in the past five months and told authorities he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, police records show.

    Eddie Ray Routh, 25, also told his sister and brother-in-law after the shootings that he "traded his soul for a new truck," according to an Erath County arrest warrant affidavit obtained by WFAA-TV. Police said Routh was driving the truck of victim and ex-Navy SEAL Chris Kyle at the time of his arrest.

    Mr. Paul did NOT say "he deserved it." You might just be called a Liberal with this kind of "spin."

    Matthew 26:52
    "Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword."

    Jesus should be shunned??

    Pfft!
  • scurvison 2013/02/05 10:26:25
  • XZQZQ 2013/02/05 09:59:34 (edited)
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    XZQZQ
    +2
    I vastly admire Chris Kyle for doing 4 tours in Iraq to serve his country, and even more importantly, I suspect, was his going to make sure as many American solders and Marines came home alive and in one piece as possible. Ron Paul tweeted nothing offensive. RIP Chris, and God Bless....
  • Cat 2013/02/05 09:10:52
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    Cat
    +1
    Just confirms that he isn't quite all there.
  • jtmekjian 2013/02/05 07:14:41
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    jtmekjian
    +6
    Because you completely misrepresented his words. Not once did he say that Kyle deserved to die. Get your facts straight.
  • Paul 2013/02/05 06:58:17
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    Paul
    +5
    Ron Paul is right. It doesn't make sense to treat PTSD at a gun range. And he did not say that Kyle deserved to die. Give us a break.
  • David Hussey 2013/02/05 06:29:17
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    David Hussey
    +7
    How be you justify your misrepresentation of what Paul actually said?
  • tytyvyllus David H... 2013/02/06 14:50:16
    tytyvyllus
    what did he really say? is the treating ptsd not accurate?
  • David H... tytyvyllus 2013/02/07 02:58:44
    David Hussey
    +2
    The reference to PTSD is accurate, but portraying Paul's saying "Live by the sword, die by the sword" as Paul saying he deserved it is a gross misrepresentation.
  • tytyvyllus David H... 2013/02/07 04:40:18
  • David H... tytyvyllus 2013/02/07 05:15:33
    David Hussey
    No problem
  • cheetahlover156 2013/02/05 05:53:39 (edited)
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    cheetahlover156
    +1
    I don't believe having the most sniper kills is something to admire. I think Ron meant it was ironic in a way that Chris was shot like he shot other men but he should have kept it to himself. Karma does get back at others.
  • Drummerboy cheetah... 2013/02/06 01:10:35
  • addie 2013/02/05 05:39:44
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    addie
    Wow!
    I am not going to guess how he meant it, but it was horribly insensitive, no matter what!
  • Critter 2013/02/05 05:11:58 (edited)
  • Dodgerfan 2013/02/05 05:11:00
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    Dodgerfan
    +5
    Because your statement is false and not the same as what was actually said.
  • Critter Dodgerfan 2013/02/05 05:13:16
  • Tennessee3501 2013/02/05 04:59:38
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    Tennessee3501
    +3
    I do not interpret what he said as suggesting the victim "deserved it." He was suggesting that firing guns is not an appropriate therapy to treat PTSD! It is a bit insensitive to say so so soon after the tragedy, but many others are raising the same issue. That does not mean the victim "deserved it."
  • Mehuldera Tenness... 2013/02/06 00:30:11
    Mehuldera
    +1
    We don't see it as appropriate but in the psychiatric field it is called desensitivation therapy. Like showing someone who is afraid of, say spiders, constant pictures of spiders in an attempot to decrease their fear of spiders., It is a common treatment for phobias. I don't this this is apprioporiate but perhaps someone treating the killer did. I have a fear of snakes and have tried such therapy...didn't work for me but it does for some people.
  • Casey 2013/02/05 04:26:10
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    Casey
    +8
    Wow, way to spin stories. He NEVER said the guy deserved it! He said treating PTSD at a gun range doesn't make sense.

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